Trekking In Goa: Adventurous paths that lead to spectacular destination

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Basking on the sand of beaches and relaxing for long hours is a usual way of adoring the scenic beauty of Goa but adventure lovers can opt a distinct way of relishing the far-reaching nature views of Goa and this can be witnessed at the trekking trails of Goa.

Trekking in Goa offers you a wide-ranging list of trekking trails that are full of adventure and fun but ends with the most amazing and spell-binding views. You can choose the trek according to its range and difficulty and explore the hidden natural treasures of Goa with your friends and family members.

Here are some of the most enthralling treks of Goa that you can not miss visiting to satiate your adventure desire.

  • Udaan dongor trek
  • Pali waterfall trek
  • Vagheri mountain trek
  • Netravali Waterfall Trek
  • Sansogor trek
  • Satregad fort trek
  • Sanguem trek
  • Todo waterfall trek
  • Tambdi surla waterfall trek
  • Dudhsagar waterfall trek
  • Spice plantation trail
  • Kuskem trek

The detailed information on the above-listed treks along with their difficulty status is mentioned here so that you can choose one according to your convenience.

1. Udaan Dongor trek

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This beautiful and adventurous trek is rich in greenery and diverse wildlife. It starts from the Panjim and ends at the fourth-largest peak of Goa. Those who love capturing nature and wildlife must pick this trekking trail as they can find here several moments worthy to capture.

You must take enough amount of water and some dry snacks while starting the trekking as these edibles will help you in sustaining for long hours.

Length of the trek – 16 kilometers

Required time – 6 hours approximately

Difficulty level – Medium

Best visiting time – From June to February

Location – Valpoi, Goa.

2. Pali waterfall trek

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Being surrounded by a dense forest this waterfall trek offers you raw natural beauty. You can witness the colorful butterflies and hear the melodious chirping of birds that make you closer to nature.

Due to the presence of a water body, you must be careful while trekking as several slippery rocks can act as an obstacle for you. In the middle, you can visit Budbudyachem Tallem (bubbling lake) while completing the pali trek. This short-length trek is ideal for beginners.

Length of the trek – 2 kilometers

Required time – 60 to 90 minutes approximately

Difficulty level – Easy

Best visiting time – From November to February

Location – Pale, Goa.

3. Vagheri mountain trek

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This trekking trail could be a treat for an adept trekker as the trail is quite steep. But you can end the trek with a feeling of satisfaction and the mesmerizing view of the city comes as a complementary.

The trail completes the area of Chorla Ghat and Vagheri mountain. The trek will become more interesting if you hire a guide for companionship.

Length of the trek – 7 kilometers

Required time – 1 hour approximately

Difficulty level – Comparitively difficult

Best visiting time – From June to September.

Location – Zoremen, Goa.

4. Netravali waterfall trek

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This trek offers you an opportunity of visiting the Netravali wildlife sanctuary as the trek is located inside it. So there will not be an exaggeration if you say it a heaven for those who love trekking along with witnessing the rare wildlife and bird species.

Malabar giant squirrel, Nilgiri wood pigeon and grey-headed bulbul are some treasures for nature lovers.

Length of the trek – 13 kilometers

Required time – 2-5  hours approximately

Difficulty level – A medium-level trek

Best visiting time – In June.

Location – Pale, Goa.

5. Sansogor trek

Taking a short break from usual life and being on the top of Goa, yes it is not a joke! You only need to complete the Sansogor trek and the trek will end at one of the three highest peaks of Goa. The trekking path is full of greenery that will enhance the pleasure of trekking.

You can easily reach here from the railway station and airport by the bus.

Length of the trek – 15 kilometers

Required time – 2-3 hours approximately

Difficulty level – Easy and ideal for beginners.

Best visiting time – From November to January.

Location – Sansogor, Goa.

6. Satregad fort trek

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If you want to end a beautiful trek with a spectacular view of historical monuments, the Satregad fort trek will be the perfect choice for you. Here you can have a glimpse of all the natural elements like a waterfall, hills and valleys etc.

Witnessing the Royal Bengal tiger will be a completely different experience for you. Along with the natural beauty the trek also offers you to see the Portuguese and British architecture in India.

Length of the trek – 16 kilometers

Required time – 3.5 hours approximately

Difficulty level – Less difficult.

Best visiting time – From November to March. You should avoid visiting here during monsoon.

Location – Nagargaon, Goa.

7. Sanguem trek

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The sanguem trek can manifold the level of your adrenaline rush as the hike is long and steep. After completing the trek you can also visit other places located in the vicinity like Sagameshwar temple, Mollem national park and Mahaveer wildlife sanctuary etc.

This challenging trekking trail of south Goa is completely worth exploring once if you want to give an adventurous touch to your Goa trip.

Length of the trek – 15 kilometers

Required time – 2 hours approximately

Difficulty level – Less difficult.

Best visiting time – From November to February.

Location – Sanguem taluka, south Goa.

8.  Todo  waterfall  trek

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This waterfall is located at a short distance from Panjim and you can reach here in 1.3 hours to savor the glory of mother nature. You can capture all the magical dense forests, rivers and several tiny streams while completing the Todo waterfall trek.

Length of the trek – 5 kilometers.

Required time – 1.5 hours approximately

Difficulty level – moderate level.

Best visiting time – From June to February.

Location – Bandh, Goa.

9. Tambdi Surla waterfall trek

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A trek that spreads the devotional vibe throughout the trail is the Tambadi Surla waterfall trek as you can find an ancient temple of Bhagwan Shiv named Tambadi Surla temple.

The trek lies inside the Bhagwan Mahaveer national park so must hire a guide who will guide you in the dense forests of this trek. One can say that the trek is a blend of divinity and adventure.

Length of the trek – 6 kilometers.

Required time – 90 minutes approximately

Difficulty level – medium level.

Best visiting time – From June to December.

Location – Surla, Goa.

10. Dudhsagar waterfall trek

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As Dudhsagar waterfall is the highest waterfall in goa, there is no doubt while saying that it makes the trekking trail also enthralling. The trek starts at the base of this 310 meters high waterfall and ends at the peak of this magnificent milky rush.

After completing the entire trek which is laden with lush greenery and wildlife when you reach the top of the waterfall, you can feel the gentle driblets of water on your face.

Length of the trek – 14 kilometers.

Required time – 6-7 hours approximately

Difficulty level – medium level.

Best visiting time – From November to February.

Location – Sonaulim, Goa.

11. Spice plantation trail

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This kids-friendly trail not only gives your eyes a green delicacy but you can also gather information regarding the rare spices of Goa. A short and less time-consuming trek is completely refreshing. People usually come here with their children and other family members to feel the comfort of sitting in the lap of mother nature.

The serene sound of chirping birds makes it more pleasant. You can also relish the traditional food here which is served on banana leaves.

Length of the trek – 0.6 kilometers.

Required time – half an hour approximately

Difficulty level – easy level.

Best visiting time – You can visit here any time.

Location – Ponda village, Goa.

12. Kuskem trek

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Kuskem trek passes through the Kuskem village and includes many forest and field areas. And at the end of the trek, the trekkers can have a dip in the running waterfall. The trek and waterfall also come in the area of Cotigao wildlife sanctuary.

Length of the trek – 2 kilometers.

Required time – 30 -40 minutes approximately

Difficulty level – moderate level.

Best visiting time – During monsoon.

Location – Cotigaosouth Goa.

What points should you keep in mind while making a plan for trekking?

Trekking is an adventurous and fun-loving activity but a tiny mistake can risk your life also. You must make up your mind regarding some things before the trekking, like,

  • Wear shoes that have a nice grip on the ground and rocks.
  • Keep plenty of water and light edible things to stay hydrated during the trekking.
  • Avoid going to the area where slippery rocks are present.
  • Do not forget to keep your camera with you.
  • You should also book classy hotels in Goa, rented villas in Goa, or an economical hostel beforehand so you don’t have any issues on the spot.

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